It is always a great adventure to attend the opening of a new show on Broadway. By the time we arrive for the evening's performance we have undoubtedly already heard a great deal of advance publicity about the event to take place. We know the story of the play and may even know the basic plot lines. We certainly know who is starring in the play. And so, looking forward to this particular experience, we enter the theater and take our seats with great excitement and expectation regarding what we are about to behold.
And it's delightful and fun...relaxing and entertaining...to experience the show. It's exactly what we were looking for. (How cool is that!) All we have to do is buy a ticket and find our way to the special seat reserved for us.
Simple, easy, delightful and, most importantly, PREDICTABLE...and, therefore, a ride-the-high experience of fun and relaxation. One we occasionally get to enjoy.
But our attendance at earth school also includes additional experiences which are more COMPLEX adventures...productions where we have no idea what is about to unfold (even though we think we do), productions where we do not know the plot or the story and where we may not even know WHO will be co-starring with us in the production.
These complex adventures are called daily life and they are billowing with unexpected turns and twists, surprises, difficulties and, often, challenges that test our mettle and require that we are centered, grounded and creative in our processing of them and in the integration into our lives of the lessons they carry.
The secret to navigating these kinds of adventures is to hold NO EXPECTATION about how they will unfold other than the certainty that the Divine Universe senses our strength and readiness to move forward and learn yet another of life’s challenging lessons when the moment is right.
And here is exactly where daily life orchestrated by the Divine Universe is more fascinating, more complex, more creative than the best Broadway show for our "lessons" must be discerned through the literal occurrences that are happening to and around us. Tucked into those daily interactions are metaphors, the seeds and promptings of the next lesson awaiting us in our personal evolution. But we must search for their meaning. We must recognize and explore the metaphor...follow it to its symbolic conclusion. And, if we are diligent and committed, we will clearly be able to see the guidance we are being given.
But this moment of discovery only happens when we are READY. When we want to step up to the Next, Grandest Version of Ourselves. And when we trust that the Divine Universe is always there for us. Loving us… Affirming us… Leading us into a deeper realization of our Divine Nature.
Our greatest adventures occur in our daily life when we enter them with no expectation of what will transpire. (And, fortunately, then, we experience no disappointment or dismay that our "expectations" did not occur.) Instead, we choose to approach them with a completely open heart...willingly watchful for new life lessons...asking ourselves, "What are you here to teach me?" We observe the process of life unfolding FOR us and, in that unfolding, we discover the lessons we require to move forward in our desire for spiritual fulfillment.
Adventure, excitement, mayhem, mystery...all leading us ultimately to our soul mastery! Watch for the clues. Stay tuned for your next "Opening Night"!
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